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Podcasts from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA). At UUCPA, we come together to support one another in our continuing commitment to a free and loving search for spiritual meaning and to the expression of that meaning in our community and in our lives. For more information visit www.uucpa.org.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto

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Podcasts from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA). At UUCPA, we come together to support one another in our continuing commitment to a free and loving search for spiritual meaning and to the expression of that meaning in our community and in our lives. For more information visit www.uucpa.org.

    The Wind Phone is Connected

    The Wind Phone is Connected

    A man named Itaru Sasaki missed his deceased cousin, so he set up a phone booth in his garden in Ōtsuchi, Japan. Although the phone was not connected to anything, he found it comforting to pick up the phone and speak to his cousin. After ... read more.

    • 15 min
    Awakening vs. Enlightenment

    Awakening vs. Enlightenment

    Awake, enlightened: they might sound as if they are much the same thing, or at least close kin. But in two movements of the 18th century, they represented a conflict: between the emotion-driven “Great Awakening” and the reason-saluting “Age of Enlightenment.” Unitarianism and Universalism grew ... read more.

    • 25 min
    The Magic Penny

    The Magic Penny

    Last week we talked about time. This week the topic will be money, and the following week, the series will wrap up with a service on work.



    It’s said that you have to spend money to make money. We get that when it’s applied to, say, ... read more.

    • 23 min
    Sacred Drag

    Sacred Drag

    Today’s sermon encourages reflection upon the history and sacred aspects of drag.  Sister Plush has been a fully professed member of the San Francisco Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for seven years.  Her ministry focuses on Queer and Trans young adults, encouraging them ... read more.

    • 12 min
    Not (Only) Our Own

    Not (Only) Our Own

    Both our political system and our religious tradition grew out of a highly individualistic philosophy. But our experiences tell us that we are, in fact, not only shaped by but inextricably intertwined with others: especially our families, but also friends, the wider community, and the ... read more.

    • 28 min
    Building the Foundation

    Building the Foundation

    Over many decades, our congregation has helped countless people to get under a roof (oftentimes ours!) and to find transitional and permanent housing. Frustratingly, housing and homelessness are even more acute problems than ever. AND: no one is better situated than us to figure out ... read more.

    • 24 min

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